I think it was Bizzy who asked recently about our intervention in Serbia, this question is somewhat related, though entirely hypothetical.
Should we, as a state, intervene if one people decide they are going to create a new state and homeland on land presently occupied, even if scarcely, by another people?
Avoiding running controversies, the settling of America, Australia and New Zealand by Europeans, is the sort of thing I'm thinking of. [Maybe they are running controversies for some?]
Is there any reason to believe such movements of people won't happen again in the future - there are a lot of poor and overpopulated lands, and likewise a lot of near-empty lands. Wishful thinking to think similar land-grabs won't happen again?
Why shouldn't a couple of million Chinese up sticks to parts of Africa say? Why should we intervene? Do we really have a moral obligation to prevent genocide or some approximation of it?
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- 25-06-2005 05:35